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Irasburg wind opponents plan petition drive

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copyright the Chronicle September 9, 2015 by Tena Starr   IRASBURG — A loose coalition called the Irasburg Ridge Alliance (IRA) has formed here to oppose David Blittersdorf’s plans for a two-tower commercial wind project on Kidder Hill. The group will hold a m... More »

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Minimum wage hike will have ripple effect

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copyright the Chronicle June 11, 2014 by Joseph Gresser Local employers say a rise in pay for those at the bottom of the ladder is sure to increase salaries for those on the higher rungs. That will be good news for many workers, they say, but could come at the... More »

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Advocates say Reach Up works and should not be cut

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by Chris Braithwaite copyright the Chronicle 2-13-13 NEWPORT — Kate Kanelstein of the Vermont Workers Center was a bit apologetic when she sat in front of the camera during a statewide budget hearing Monday afternoon. She had planned to bring several women who... More »

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In Derby: Walmart could open in 2014

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 by Joseph Gresser copyright the Chronicle 1-16-2013 DERBY —  “Since Ames closed five years or so ago my vocabulary has consisted of two four-letter words — when and soon,” said Brian Smith, chairman of the Derby Selectmen, Tuesday.  “Now is a good word to use... More »

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Governor’s race: Is our hair on fire?

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copyright the Chronicle 10-31-2012 by Bethany M. Dunbar “When your hair is on fire, you don’t call for a moratorium while you go put your hair out,” said Governor Peter Shumlin. Mr. Shumlin’s point is that the planet is facing a global crisis, and with oil goi... More »

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Governor tours local high-tech businesses

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by Joseph Gresser copyright the Chronicle August 1, 2012 Governor Peter Shumlin visited two new high tech businesses that are bringing much needed jobs to the Northeast Kingdom last week. Both are companies that take advantage of high-tech production methods. ... More »